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House Rondebosch

This garden was designed using a circular motif repeated in various materials i.e. the lawn, the gravel area and the paver detail in the gravel. The planting roughly followed the outer perimeter of the circle.


I find that circular designs have a tendency to hold the viewers eye in the garden as all the lines return at some stage and travel back towards the viewer.Circular designs are  therefore very effective when, like in this case, there are no real views or borrowed landscape which can be visually incorporated into the space.

 

The styling of the garden is vaguely Italian with Olives, Lavender and a deep green Leylandii hedge.There are lots of indigenous plants included in the design such as Agapanthus africana, Jasmine multipartitum amongst others.


Click the image for a view of: House Rondebosch.
House Rondebosch.
Click the image for a view of: Day one .Too many bricks!
Day one .Too many bricks!
Click the image for a view of: During construction.
During construction.
Click the image for a view of: A pole divider is great for demarcating space and providing some screening once the plants have grown up them.
A pole divider is great for demarcating space and providing some screening once the plants have grown up them.
Click the image for a view of: Four months later!
Four months later!
Posted: 4/16/2010 (8:01:13 AM)

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